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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Welsh Government and bus operators were this week trying to finalise an agreement on revised concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Doncaster Council is working with bus operators and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive on plans for a Sheffield-style Voluntary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A statutory bus Quality Partnership could be set up for streets outside Solihull’s railway station to complement a £1.8m Solihull Gateway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Kent County Council is to cut the benefits of its unique Freedom Pass scheme, which currently allows 11-16 year olds unlimited travel on buses in the... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Will Tyne and Wear become the first place in the country to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS)? Or will councillors eventually accept the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart is reviewing the future of Wales’ four regional transport consortia. An announcement is expected in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Brighton and Hove City Council has scaled back a planned roll-out of 20mph speed limits because a majority of the public opposed the lower limits in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers are consulting on plans to create a Greater Merseyside Combined Authority, scrapping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority at the same... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Preston’s brutalist 1960s bus station and neighbouring multi-storey car park are to be renovated rather than demolished as previously proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The city of York Council is expecting a Government consultation on reforms to combined authority (CA) legislation, which could clear the way for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Leeds and Bradford from 5 January. In Leeds, the £3.90 off-peak day ticket will be valid all-day... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup HAS rejected a call from Sandell Asset Management to dispose of its US businesses. The New York-based hedge fund manager, founded by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Stagecoach Group’s six month results to 30 October show modest improvements in group revenue, up 5% to £1.474bn (H1 2012,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I was disappointed that nobody from Nottingham City Council has responded to my letter which appeared in LTT 1 November regarding what the local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus passenger watchdog Passenger Focus has called for route-specific punctuality targets  for bus services across the UK. The recommendation... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John McFarlane is to succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of FirstGroup on 1 January. Dumfries-born McFarlane is chairman of insurance group Aviva plc... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed three non-executive directors to Transport for Edinburgh, which will initially oversee tram and bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tiffany Lynch, Tonbridge TN9
I was interested in your front page item about Lord Heseltine’s reference to the Docklands Light Railway as a “toy town railway” in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, London N8
Those of us who opposed the deregulation of bus services were concerned about the difficulties local transport authorities would have integrating... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick Forbes, Leader, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle NE1
It is inaccurate and misleading to claim that Newcastle City Council has given the bus Quality Contract Scheme a “lukewarm reception”... continue
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